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‘Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily’. The Blue Kangaroo books are modern classics, and Emma Chichester Clark one of our finest illustrators. This story, told to Blue Kangaroo by Lily, describes the beginning of their relationship. Lily’s little brother Jack had just been born and she was trying hard to be a good big sister. But looking after babies is a skill, and takes practice – enter Blue Kangaroo, delivered by Grandma. There are gentle messages about families, love and growing up in all the Blue Kangaroo stories, not least this one, while there’s a richness of colour to the illustrations that makes them seem to glow more brightly than ever. A really lovely book. ~ Andrea Reece
How the friendship of a lifetime began! The ninth title in this hugely popular series featuring Lily and her loveable soft toy. When Lily gets a new baby brother, she soon discovers that it's not easy learning new things and helping to look after someone so small. But then Grandma brings her a very special surprise; someone who also needs to be cared for - Blue Kangaroo! And from the moment that Lily and Blue Kangaroo meet it is love!
The first book in this series, I Love You, Blue Kangaroo was shortlisted for the coveted Kate Greenaway award, and the series has sold over 280,000 copies in the UK alone.
Also in the Blue Kangaroo series:
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Praise for Come to School Too, Blue Kangaroo:
'[One of] the best books to deal with your child's pre-school nerves The Telegraph
Praise for I Love You, Blue Kangaroo:
'Presented in clear, bright colours, this is a charming tale about affection and sharing...' School Librarian
'The story is told with great sensitivity and gentleness and it is a profoundly satisfying and rewarding book.'
'I love you... would melt the stoniest heart. Blue Kangaroo is ousted from his place... by a procession of new toys. A tender and touching story for three to six year olds.' Sunday Telegraph
Publication date: 25/02/2016
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||25th February 2016|
|Author:||Emma Chichester Clark|
|Illustrator:||Emma Chichester Clark|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||eBooks, Reviewed by Children|
Emma Chichester Clark studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art, where she was taught by Quentin Blake. She has worked as a freelance illustrator for various magazines including New Scientist, Cosmopolitan and The Sunday Times, for publishers and advertising agencies as well as teaching art for several years, and has also illustrated numerous book jackets. In 1988 she won the Mother Goose Award for her first book, Listen to This!, an anthology compiled by Laura Cecil. She also won the Kate Greenaway medal in 1988. Since then, she has become internationally known, illustrating ...More About Emma Chichester Clark